By Jodi Gabert
Burlington
Vermont
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The beautiful city of Burlington is the largest city in Vermont. Yet, with only a population of around 40,000 people, it still lends a rural touch. It is located on the shore of Lake Champlain, which once was an ocean long ago.

Vacationers looking to travel to the Burlington area can fly into the city via the Burlington International Airport (BTV), a small airport on the south side of the city. You can book your next flight to Burlington, Vermont by following this link to EscapeWizard.com today (
www.escapewizard.com/flight.php). In addition, when booking your hotel accommodations in Burlington, Vermont follow this link to book with EscapeWizard.com, (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl). Here at EscapeWizard.com, we recommend the Holiday Inn as our top selection because they have an amazing staff.

In the 19th and early 20th centuries, Lake Champlain was helpful to Burlington for the shipping of lumber and other materials. However, now EscapeWizard.com suggests that sight-seers, vacationers, and business people alike take a cruise to explore beautiful Lake Champlain. The Spirit of Ethan Allen III located on the waterfront in Burlington gives informational cruises, wedding cruises, dinner cruises, and entertainment cruises. So, whether you are in Burlington on business or for pleasure, there is a cruise for everyone.

To learn more about Lake Champlain as well as area habit, visitors may want to check out the ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center, one of EscapeWizard.com’s top choices in the Burlington area. It has activities and exhibits for the entire family to enjoy. The Center charges a minimal fee and gives visitors the opportunity to view a variety of aquatic life from all over the world.

Burlington has a variety of beautiful and picturesque spots for a rewarding vacation. EscapeWizard recommends taking a bike ride along the 12 mile bike path, much of which has beautiful views of Lake Champlain. In the summer, stop by many of Burlington’s beaches to swim and bask in the sun. Battery Park is a wonderful place for families to go for a picnic or just relax by the waterfront. Also, EscapeWizard.com suggests stoppying by the Burlington Earth Clock, which has a close resemblance to the historic Stonehenge in the United Kingdom.  There is even a plaque describing the Earth clock and how to use it on location.

History buffs can go to the northern part of Burlington, along the Beltline, to visit the Ethan Allen Homestead Museum. Visitors are able to browse through the museum, walk on the paths by the river, or pay for a tour and see the homestead where the famous, Revolutionary War hero, Ethan Allen lived for the last couple years of his life and died. The Ethan Allen Homestead Museum also hosts weddings, showers, meetings, and other events and is a top selection of EscapeWizard.com in the Burlington area.  

For those who enjoy fine dining and shopping, EscapeWizard.com suggests walking down the quaint brick road of the Church Street Market Place. There visitors will find, well over a 100 stores and restaurants. There are also special events taking place year round that visitors can take part in while in the Burlington area.

The greater Burlington area is filled with even more vacation activities for travelers. For history fanatics, there are the Rokeby Museum, the Fleming Museum, and the more famous Shelburne Museum.  Families might enjoy walking through one of the area’s corn mazes, indoor and outdoor miniature golf facilities, or seeing the animals at Shelburne Farms for their vacation fun.  EscapeWizard.com recommends Burlington, Vermont cause it has a large number of options for everyone.

EscapeWizard.com hopes you enjoy your trip to Burlington, Vermont!

 

Hotels in Burlington
By Summer Brons
Sheraton Burlington
870 Williston Road, Burlington, VT
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ocated near downtown Burlington, the Sheraton Burlington is Vermont's largest hotel and conference center. Guests not only enjoy the convenience of downtown proximity, but free shuttles to Burlington International Airport (BTV) as well, making the Sheraton an excellent choice for both the business and leisure traveler.
 
The Sheraton's convenient location offers easy access to the city's finest dining, shopping, business and entertainment. If you're visiting during the winter months, you'll love having five ski areas within an hour of the hotel; and if you're a prospective student or a visiting parent, you'll be right next door to the Unversity of Vermont.
 
On-site dining is also available at the Sheraton thanks to G's Restaurant and Tuckaway's Pub. The pub features traditional English fare and unique microbrews, creating a great atmosphere to relax for dinner or a casual meeting with friends. G's restaurant offers a charming garden atmosphere and is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
 
On-site amenities at the Sheraton Burlington are designed to keep you productive and comfortable. Keep up with your workouts at the 24-hour fitness center, take a dip in the refreshing indoor pool, utilize the Link@Sheraton business center, stay connected at the Cyber Center and take advantage of wireless internet access. Those with access to the Sheraton Club Lounge will enjoy the Mansfield Club for additional service and relaxation.
 
At the end of a busy day around Burlington, retire to the comforts of your private Sheraton guest room. Each room is 100% non-smoking and includes a Sheraton Sweet Sleeper bed, flat-panel TV, coffee maker, work desk, iron and board, hairdryer and bath amenities. Some rooms even enjoy beautiful mountain views, and upgraded suites are available for those visiting for a special event or an extended stay. Members of the Starwood Preferred Guest program will also receive credit for their stay at the Sheraton Burlington.
 
When your travels find you in Vermont's beautiful city of Burlington, make sure your stay is a memorable one with the Sheraton. Book your accommodations using EscapeWizard.com by clicking (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl).
Hotels in Burlington
By Diane Hiltabidle
Holiday Inn
1068 Williston Road, South Burlington, VT
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The Holiday Inn hotel in South Burlington is in the perfect location for tourists and businesspeople alike.  Situated only 1.5 miles from Burlington International Airport and 6 miles from the Amtrak/Essex Junction train station and located off of I-89, the hotel is easily accessible for all travelers.  It is near several major businesses and area attractions, including many establishments that are fun for children and adults alike, and the friendly, helpful staff will be more than happy to guide you to your destination.  And if you are visiting Vermont for the exceptional skiing, the hotel offers the Ski Sugarbush Package, which includes a discount on two lift tickets.

The hotel offers several luxury services at a fraction of the cost.  Upon entering the hotel, you will see a beautiful reception area with a fireplace and several comfortable chairs where you can relax before going to your room.  An ATM is also available at the hotel, and safety deposit boxes are located at the front desk for guests to store their valuables.

The establishment consists of 4 floors and 173 guestrooms, 153 of which are non-smoking.  Each room has free wireless Internet service, as well as premium cable TV, including HBO.  Turndown service is available, and hotel staff will deliver a free newspaper to your room each morning.  If you need laundry and/or dry cleaning services, the hotel offers those upon request.  

If you are staying at the hotel while on business, there is a business center where you can print, fax, and copy documents. And for guests looking to relax or work out during their stay, the hotel has an indoor and an outdoor pool, a sauna, and a well-equipped fitness center.  

Harper’s restaurant is located on site and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and kids under the age of 12 eat free every day.  Room service is available from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.  And for those just looking for a place to unwind after a long day of sightseeing or business meetings, Harper’s Pub is also on site.

With all of these options offered at an incredibly affordable rate, the Holiday Inn in South Burlington is an excellent option for travelers who are looking to save money without losing the comfort and services of a luxury hotel.  Its close proximity to Burlington International Airport and several local attractions make it a great choice for those who are visiting Burlington for both business and pleasure. Book your stay at the Holiday Inn with EscapeWizard.com just follow this link (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl).
Hotels in Burlington
By Diane Hiltabidle
Holiday Inn Express
1720 Shelburne Road, South Burlington, VT
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The Holiday Inn Express in South Burlington is a perfect hotel for visitors who want to be close to the beautiful waters of Shelburne Bay.  Here at EscapeWizard.com, we highly recommend the Holiday Inn Express and vacationer can book their stay by following this link (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl). It is located in a suburban area, near several businesses, universities, and local attractions.  It is only 4 miles from Burlington International Airport, and the hotel offers a 24-hour complimentary shuttle to the airport.  For those who are traveling by car, parking is complimentary for overnight guests, with valet service available.

The establishment offers several services at a much more affordable rate.  The hotel has a beautiful reception area with a fireplace.  An ATM is located inside the hotel, and safety deposit boxes are available at the front desk for guests to store their valuables.  The hotel is also a great option for international travelers as French and English are spoken at the hotel and the friendly staff will make all guests feel welcome.

There are four floors with 121 guestrooms, all of which are non-smoking.  Each room offers free wireless Internet, premium cable TV, and a free morning newspaper.  Laundry and dry cleaning pickup is available to all guests.

For those staying at the hotel while on business, there is a small business center in the lobby that is open 24 hours a day.  Copying, courier service, and printing are available for all business center users.

If you need a place to relax during your stay, the hotel has a gorgeous atrium that features a heated indoor pool, hot tub, and saunas.  A fitness center, which was renovated in February 2006, is also located in the atrium.  

The hotel offers a wonderful daily breakfast bar with a variety of foods.  For later meals, the Lakeview House Restaurant and Lounge, which is located in a stunning, historic Victorian mansion built around the mid-1800s, is located right beside the hotel and serves lunch and dinner.  The hotel is also close to several other restaurants, so guests will have a variety of dining options to pick from.

With a multitude of options being offered at such a low rate, the Holiday Inn Express in South Burlington is a wonderful option for vacationers and businesspeople who are looking to save money but also stay in a comfortable, relaxing environment.  Its airport shuttle and proximity to numerous local businesses, universities, and attractions make it a great choice for those visiting Burlington.
Hotels in Burlington
By Jaclyn Bealer
DoubleTree by Hilton Burlington
1117 Williston Road, Burlington, VT
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EscapeWizard.com hopes you consider DoubleTree by Hilton Burlington on your next trip to Vermont. Located only five minutes from the Burlington International Airport, this hotel is perfectly positioned for easy access to downtown Burlington which is home to corporations like IBM and Ben & Jerry's. Check in is at 3 p.m. and when you enter the luxurious oak lobby, you can expect to be greeted by a friendly staff and a warm chocolate chip cookie.

The standard room in the DoubleTree by Hilton Burlington is anything but standard. Each guest room comes equipped with a signature Sweet Dreams bed, refrigerator, coffeemaker, and in-room recycling. This accommodation also comes with complimentary Wi-Fi access, remote printing, and Game Cube. If you’re looking for extra space, choose to stay in a suite that features a private bedroom, pull-out sofa, 32” television, wet bar and sink, and an optional whirlpool tub. Accessible rooms are also available.

When you’re not in your cozy home away from home, take advantage of the hotel’s many features. Use the complimentary business center to check in with the office. Workout in the 24-hour fitness center or go for a swim in indoor heated lap pool. Splash around in the whirlpool or take a dip in the hot tub. If you would rather relax, check out the hotel’s seasonal sundeck as well as the gazebo and courtyard gardens. When you get hungry, just head down to the hotel’s Adirondack-styled Trader Duke’s Restaurant and Lounge. Enjoy regional cuisine and traditional American specialties while you sit near the stone fireplace, watch sports on flat-screen TVs, or sample local microbrews--this restaurant has something for everyone.

EscapeWizard.com knows that your stay at the DoubleTree by Hilton Burlington hotel will be one of comfort and luxury. Ready to get started? Click the link (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl) and book your room today!